On the June 15th, the British Council Palestinian team spent the afternoon with JVS volunteers.
After a presentation of the situation in the occupied Jordan Valley, the group of both Palestinians and English Brotish Council employees had a tour in the Southern Jordan Valley, from Jericho to Jiftlik.
Once in Jiftlik the JVS volunteers explained our work, focusing on our special sutainable methode of building in Area C with mud bricks.
During about one hour the British Council team made mud bricks, trying to make as many bricks as possible respecting our quality criterias.
JVS volunteers have been very pleased to see the British Council employees to share their daily work for a while. And at the end of the day, everybody was award with 'Mud Bricks Team 2011' mugs, offered by the head of British Council, Sandra Hamrouni, who oorganized this day.
We hope this experience will be soon renewed but more than anything we hope that the British Council team will spread the message of the situation in the Palestinian Jordan Valley as well as oour work to challenge the occupation.